Photorefractive Keratectomy (PRK)
If you have blurry vision and thin corneas, you may not qualify for LASIK.
Photorefractive keratectomy (PRK) is an effective alternative that produces quality results similar to LASIK.
See for yourself how the doctors at Cornea Associates of Texas expertly perform PRK for patients in Dallas, Fort Worth, and Plano, TX.
How Does PRK Compare to LASIK? Differences in Treatment
During a photorefractive keratectomy, an excimer laser is used to remove the outermost layer of the cornea, called the epithelium. Our eye surgeon then reshapes the remaining corneal tissue. A protective contact lens is placed in the eye to help with epithelial healing. The contact lens is removed a few days after the procedure and the epithelial layer will continue to grow back. This surgery takes longer to recover from than LASIK but provides similar vision correction results. PRK is a great alternative for patients who do not qualify for LASIK.
In this refractive surgery, our doctors create a flap in the outermost layer of the cornea. This corneal flap is peeled back, allowing the laser to reshape the cornea. The corneal flap is closed after the procedure, eliminating the need for sutures. In the weeks following this laser eye surgery, the corneal flap remains close and heals independently. Since the entire cornea is not removed, patients recover faster from LASIK than they recover from PRK.
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Our experienced surgeons can diagnose your eyes and determine if you're a candidate for PRK or LASIK. Our cornea experts in Dallas, TX, offer free consultations for patients who want to learn more about their eye health and the options they have to correct their vision. We offer financing and accept all major credit cards.
With additional locations in Plano and Fort Worth, Cornea Associates of Texas serves patients in the greater Dallas area. People from Irving, University Park, Highland Park, and the surrounding area trust our doctors to correct their eyes through surgical and nonsurgical treatments.
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After a consultation at our Plano, Fort Worth, or Dallas, TX, offices, our eye doctors will determine if you're a candidate for LASIK or PRK. If you're approved for PRK surgery, here's what to expect:
Recovering from the PRK Procedure How to Protect Your Eyes After Treatment
Avoid Touching Your Eyes
You may experience itchy or dry eyes after your procedure. Touching your eyes can cause infections and other complications.
Protect Your Eyes
Patients should avoid sunlight and bright light so they don't squint or strain their eyes. Wear sunglasses when outside and protective eyewear to avoid eye injury.
Pools, hot tubs, and bodies of water can cause infection during the healing process.
No Strenuous Exercise
Physical activity should be at a minimum for the first few days after your surgery. Contact sports should be suspended for a few weeks as well.
Use Prescription Eye Drops
Dry eyes can be difficult to deal with after your treatment. Eye drops will help the healing process and keep your eyes lubricated.
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